Inchmurdo

Inchmurdo # SSL S NO565132 2 40m

(Buathac of) Inchemorthac 1195 x 1199 St A. Lib. 319
Inchmorthac c. 1220 Terrier F [17/18th c. copy; held by bp and his men]
(Simon of) Ynchemurthac early 13 th c. St A. Lib. 272
Inchemurthach 1236 St A. Lib. 403
apud Inchemurthach 1240 St A. Lib. 163
apud Inchemurtahach 1240 St A. Lib. 164
apud Inchemurthach 1244 St A. Lib. 165
apud Inchmurahat 1248 St A. Lib. 179
Inchemurthach 1249 Lind. Cart. no. 62
de manerio de Inchemorthauche 1329 ER i, 139 [6 chalders (celdris) 1½ bolls oats (aueno), received ‘from the manor of Inchmurdo’]
de balliuo de Inchemorthau 1329 ER i, 146 [2 chalders 6 bolls of (red) squirrels (scorellorum) received ‘from the baillie of Inchmurdo’][289]
apud Inchem<ur>tach 1330 NLS MS Adv. 15.1.18 no. 17 [o.c.]
(Patrick Hamilton of) Inchemurtho-park 1601 RMS vi no. 1165
Inchemurtho 1601 RMS vi no. 1165 [to Patrick Hamilton, ‘the orchard, enclosure and place’ (pomerium, wardam et locum) of Inchmurdo, with its mill called Craiganweir (Craiginwar) SSL, the mill-lands and astrict multures of the lands of Boarhills (Byrehills), Polduff # (Polduf) SSL, Kinglassie SSL and Kingask SSL]
Inchmurtach 1710 Sibbald 1803, 348 [‘the ruins of a seat of the archbishop of St Andrews’]

G innis + pn Muiredach

‘Murdoch’s inch, low-lying land by a river’. This personal name Muiredach, in modern Gaelic Murchadh,[290] occurs in other Fife place-names: Knockmurdo NBH, the parish name Logie, formerly Logiemurtho (first recorded mid thirteenth century); and Murdochcairnie KLM (first recorded late twelfth century). For a brief discussion of this name, which occurs twice in the Gaelic Notes in the Book of Deer, see Jackson 1972, 45, who states that the name is anglicised as Murray in the surname MacMurray (MacMhuirich), and means ‘lord’; see also RRS i no. 155 (for Murdacs of Northamptonshire) and Black 1946 s.n. A fuller discussion of the saint or saints of this name will be included in LOG Introduction PNF 4.

The bishop of St Andrews had an important residence here, much used in the thirteenth century, part of the remains of which were tentatively located at NO565132 (NMRS NO51SE 11).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3